Most Dangerous Cities In the World

The Top Ten
1 Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

I can't believe I've been here in 2008 and 2010, when the city was considered the "most dangerous city in the world." Since I only pass there, I don't really get to see how it was like, plus I was young. I remember seeing in the statistics that Cd. Juárez had around 190 homicides, more homicides than the most dangerous city today in 2015! I vaguely remember another statistic that said the rate was above the 200s. This city makes Mexico look like a country in war, and the sad thing is that it is an important destination point for many people both in the United States and Mexico as it is a border city. Heck, knowing that this city was (and still) is very dangerous, it makes it seem even more ominous to see it posted on road signs about 12 hours south of the city, by Zacatecas, as if it were leading you to "your grave." If you really want to see how dangerous this city is, try living there, if you dare.

2 Baghdad, Iraq Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and is situated along the Tigris River. As one of the largest cities in the Arab world, it has historically been a center of learning and culture. Today, it serves as Iraq's administrative, economic, and political hub. Despite the challenges of recent conflicts, the city... read more

started a war for crying out loud. I think Compton should be here

3 Caracas, Venezuela

It's absolutely heartbreaking what happened here. Before Maduro, it used to be a great place to visit. After Maduro...Just look at it now. It's now just a large combat zone between rebels and one fo the most horrible governments on earth. There are dictators who are great people - Putin, Assad, The dude in charge of Australia, but Maduro is not one of them.

The collapse of Venezuela's economy is turning Caracas into a third world city.

I am Venezuelan and I agree at the moment it is the most dangerous place in the world. The economic crisis is growing and I think that if Maduro doesn’t step down Venezuela will be destroyed

4 Mogadishu, Somalia

A few months ago I was listening on the radio to a BBC foreign correspondent talking about his recent visit to Somalia, though he remarked that he found much of the country quite orderly, and he had been in much rougher and moe dangerous places, such as parts of Nigeria and parts of Mexico.

Look up what happened in 1993. Then realize that the government still doesn't really have full control over the city, with entire neighborhoods literally run by terrorists. Detroit is a Caribbean resort town in comparison.

5 Acapulco, Mexico

When my uncle went there he took pics of the soldiers taking 5 corpses out os a suv

6 San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Should be number one, 171 murders every 100,000 people, INSANE murder rate, it's actually statistically the most dangerous city in the world.

In 2012 alone, 7100 people were murdered. That doesn't include sing of age or sickness

Statistically The MOST Dangerous City In The World

7 Detroit, United States of America Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Located across from Windsor, Ontario, Canada on the Detroit River, Detroit had an estimated population of 672,662 in 2018.

I live in Detroit, I am a delivery driver. I have never been robbed. Yes Detroit can be very dangerous and a lot of people are killed but it's generally due to drugs and other crime if you are minding your own business and not where you should not be generally you will have no problem. And it really bothers me when people talk about gangs and Detroit. Detroit is not a gang City there are not major gangs in Detroit I repeat there are not gangs in Detroit there may be cliques or blocks but no gangs. When I say blocks I mean people who live on one block stick together. People who live on the next block might fight against the other block but there are not gangs. But as it goes for a city that is not currently engaged in a war Detroit is likely the most dangerous city in the world.

8 Aleppo, Syria

I think all of us are glad that the fighting seemed to be over in December 2016, and the people there were spared further suffering. I was recently reading a report from an Englishman, actually a Church of England priest, who was in Aleppo soon afterwards. On his website he claimed that the Syrian Army and the Russian Army seemed to be working hard to provide relief to the people, food, medical supplies etc. Also he claimed that the people he had spoken to there were very glad that the rebels had been driven out, because the rebels had used them as human shields and prevented them from leaving the city. The Christian population were putting up Christmas trees in the city and openly celebrating Christmas again, whereas during the rebel occupation it would have been unsafe for them to even admit that they were Christians.

However this account is very much at odds with the T.V. reports we were watching here in the U.K., where the narrative always portrayed the Syrian and Russian ...more

60% of the city is already gone

Aleppo is Stalingrad 1943

What is aleppo

9 Gaza, Palestinian Territories
10 Karachi, Pakistan

Karachi is very safe now after army crush the MQM have links with india and support terrorist activities in the city. Very safe now,

It was recently found that Karachi has more gangs in the downtown than there are people in Vaican City.

Pakistan is home of terrorists.

The Contenders
11 Kismayo, Somalia
12 Bogota, Colombia

Wow you can't even spell it right

13 Cape Town, South Africa Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor, and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison... read more

Cape town is not dangerous at all but cape flats don't walk there please trust me those gangs too dangerous

14 Grozny, Chechnya, Russia

Are you kidding me? This place does not deserve to be on this list.Yes Grozny used to be dangerous but now it is one of the safest cities in Russia

At least 3 gay people have been murdered by the Chechen government

15 Al-Raqqa, Syria
16 Manila, Philippines The capital city of the Philippines, Manila is located on the eastern shore of Manila Bay. It is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with a rich history influenced by various cultures including Spanish, American, and indigenous influences. As a center for commerce, education, and... read more

Manila is a very dangerous city. It is a highly congested city full of slums and crimes. The worst place in Manila is Tondo; not only that place is super crowded but it is very polluted there and crime is rampant there. The public transportation is no better, the taxi drivers are undisciplined and the MRT often breaks down. The city is also very filthy it smells bad in many parts of the city. No one should bring expensive things in Manila because the poor people there will try to rob them. Even drug traffickers are rampant there. What a pitiful city.

17 Sana’a, Yemen

Yemen is new 1 list 2nd is syria

18 Guatemala City, Guatemala

Has some of the highest murder rates on the planet.

Too poor for police

19 Damascus, Syria Damascus is the capital of the Syrian Arab Republic; it is also the country's largest city, following the decline in population of Aleppo due to the battle for the city.

Who put Damascus here? It should be in the top 10 at least

20 Dhaka, Bangladesh Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is a bustling city with a mix of modern and traditional influences. The city's historical sites include Lalbagh Fort and Ahsan Manzil. Dhaka is known for its vibrant markets, like Shankhari Bazar and New Market, offering a variety of goods. The Sadarghat river port... read more
21 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas.

It's hard to not get mugged here!

A trash of city,people say are the most beaitiful in Brazil what.

22 Harare, Zimbabwe
23 Changchun, China

I think this is the worst because this is the only city in china that still eats dogs

24 St. Louis, United States St. Louis is an independent city and inland port in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is situated along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois.

This city makes Detroit look like the safest place in the US.

25 Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep.
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